Parties

I’ll Change for You

Kat Herriman

11.06.2019

 
FredWilson_MaryCeruti
Fred Wilson and Mary Ceruti.
 

Daylight Savings has really messed up my mood. No one wants to walk home from work in the dark, but last night at Carol Bove’s studio, I ate my words whole. The current Venice Biennale participant and SculptureCenter board president had rearranged her massive Red Hook studio in order to make room for the SculptureCenter’s annual gala. The mood was jolly and the lights were low.

The evening’s honorees, Nairy Baghramian and SculptureCenter former executive director and chief curator Mary Ceruti, were present and beaming—welcoming the institution’s new executive Christian Rattemeyer, who had started four days prior. Rattemeyer answered their excitement with a heartfelt toast to Ceruti and the role she has played in shaping the institution, as well as his own appreciation for radical work.

By the time the pumpkin pie was served, I had already teared up twice. I stepped out for a cigarette, and to admire Jamian Juliano-Villani‘s glittering skirt (a recommended Amazon purchase). Light comes in many forms.

 
Carol Bove, Christian Rattemeyer and Nairy Baghramian
Carol Bove, Christian Rattemeyer and Nairy Baghramian
Carol Bove
Carol Bove
Christian Rattemeyer
Christian Rattemeyer
Christian Rattemeyer and Nairy Baghramian
Christian Rattemeyer and Nairy Baghramian
Mary Ceruti Christian Rattemeyer
Mary Ceruti Christian Rattemeyer
Nairy Baghramian and Carol Bove
Nairy Baghramian and Carol Bove
Nate Lowman
Nate Lowman
Valeria Napoleone, Sohrab Mohebbi and Stefania Pramma
Valeria Napoleone, Sohrab Mohebbi and Stefania Pramma
Arana Hankin Biggers and Sanford Biggers
Arana Hankin Biggers and Sanford Biggers
Danh Vo, Mary Ceruti, Nairy Baghramian and Marian Goodman
Danh Vo, Mary Ceruti, Nairy Baghramian and Marian Goodman